A.W. Crompton

Positions held:

  1. 1954-1956: Curator of Paleontology Collections, National Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
  2. 1956-1964: Director of the South African Museum, Cape Town, South Africa; Lecturer, University of Cape Town.
  3. 1964-1970: Professor of Biology and Geology, Yale University; Director of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University.
  4. 1970-1982: Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.
  5. 1970-1985: Professor of Biology; Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Harvard University.5
  6. 1985-2000: Fisher Professor of Natural History, Harvard University.
  7. 2000-2005: Fisher Research Professor of Natural History.
  8. 2005-Present: Fisher Professor of Natural History Emeritus.


  1. Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  2. 1976-1977: Guggenheim Fellow
  3. 1983-1984: Guggenheim Fellow
  4. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science